What to make for first time company coming for dinner? Need suggestion please!

@Rajo14 (89)
United States
August 30, 2016 6:35pm CST
I need something to feed 10 people in my home for dinner and I'm drawing a blank. I know some of you are good cooks and probably more hospitable than me. I need advice please! ?
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@NJChicaa (26225)
• United States
30 Aug 16
Lasagna is a great make-ahead. That with a big salad and some garlic bread and you're all set. Or a spiral ham with mashed potatoes and a salad.
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@Rajo14 (89)
• United States
30 Aug 16
Is lasagna difficult? I'm not a novice cook but have always been intimidated to make lasagna. I probably need to go ahead and try to make it! I admire people who can make it well.
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@NJChicaa (26225)
• United States
30 Aug 16
@Rajo14 It is easy to make. It is just layering things: meat sauce, ricotta, shredded cheese, noodles, etc. If anything it is time-consuming which is why it is a great thing to make ahead of time. You can make it the weekend ahead of your dinner party and take your time.
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@Rajo14 (89)
• United States
31 Aug 16
@Rajo14 maybe this is what i need to make then. Too much to do last minute stresses me out!
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@1creekgirl (7453)
• United States
31 Aug 16
I think with a crowd, simple is better. How about a beef stew (with carrots, potatoes, onions, and stew beef) with a simple salad and baked French bread? Maybe a chocolate pie or a purchased cheese cake if you don't have time to make one. Relax and try to enjoy your company!
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@shaggin (24258)
• United States
30 Aug 16
What about spaghetti? Spaghetti noodles with spaghetti sauce (pasta sauce) is very inexpensive. If you want to make it more elaborate you can add meatballs and or garlic bread.
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@Rajo14 (89)
• United States
31 Aug 16
Is spaghetti special enough? I keep asking myself this about every idea i have. Such pressure i am putting myself through.!
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@shaggin (24258)
• United States
31 Aug 16
@Rajo14 I hate spaghetti but it seems to be one of those things like pizza that almost everyone likes.
@Rajo14 (89)
• United States
31 Aug 16
@shaggin true....funny, but my husband said "just order pizza" . Feels kind of lame to do that.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
30 Aug 16
Spaghetti is always a winner, served with garlic bread, salad, and a dessert.
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@Rajo14 (89)
• United States
31 Aug 16
Dessert!!! I need one of those too! My son said "just buy icecream"
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
31 Aug 16
@Rajo14 Ice cream will go well with any kind of pasta.
@zarlamain (24141)
• United States
30 Aug 16
You can try roasted chicken. There's different kinds and if you want, you can try the traditional method.
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@Rajo14 (89)
• United States
31 Aug 16
This is my husbands fav thing. Make it all the time for him too. Since its his family coming, maybe its something they will like also. Haha
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@zarlamain (24141)
• United States
31 Aug 16
@Rajo14 Sounds good! I hope they like it if you and your husband do make it!
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@lealuvy2j (1999)
• Philippines
31 Aug 16
Roasted Chicken is always a staple in our home when we have company and spaghetti also. Throw in some garden salad and some sliced fruits in the menu as well.
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@Rajo14 (89)
• United States
31 Aug 16
See, i keep thinking at my age i should come up with something fancy. You guys are letting me see that i can keep it simple. This helps a lot. Thanks
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@shivamani10 (9366)
• Hyderabad, India
31 Aug 16
When I am in your position I prepare a nice veggie soup..choice is left to you...2. Light pasta.3. Chicken bowl curry. (meant for dinner only)
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